Edmonton bouncer finds herself on the front line of the opioid crisis

The Star Edmonton, April 18, 2018

Great article about Naloxone and drug safety training organized by "Friends against Fentanyl", with the participation of Edmonton MSTH and Streetworks.

Abby Blackburn, who’s a vocalist in the punk community, doesn’t have a medical background, but decided to organize the sessions after she saw the devastating impact the opioid crisis was having in her community.

“Everyone should know how to use a naloxone kit because it’s just like first aid,” said Blackburn.

“It’s just like most buildings have a defibrillator, you should know how to use it.”

Both women want people to realize what a “constant problem” fentanyl has become in Edmonton and across the province.

“We don’t want to see anybody else lose their kids or friends, or loved ones because of something so stupid that’s going around right now, and it needs to be recognized as an epidemic,” Banky said.

Edmonton bouncer finds herself on the front line of the opioid crisis